I’m sure many of you have dropped your cell phones a few times before and quickly picked it back up to see if it worked or not. If you were lucky, your cell phone might have gotten away with just a small dent or scratch. But cell phones are getting smaller and slicker everyday and the chances of it slipping out of your hands or even sliding off the table is a high probability. That’s where the Case-Mate Hybrid Tough Case comes in. It’s like the ToughBook but for cell phones.
Case-Mate named this the Hybrid Tough Case because it comes in two pieces. The inner piece is a silicone skin and the outer piece is an impact resistant ABS plastic shell. Casemate also included a stick on screen protector and a cleaning cloth.
This is the Curve 8900 with the silicone skin on. All ports and buttons are accessible and covered to protect from dirt and dust.
Like all silicone skins, this is one susceptible to lint and tiny dust particles sticking to it. Enlarge the picture to see all the nice little white dust particles.
Adding on the outer plastic shell was quite a tough task. The outer shell doesn’t flex much for the silicone to slide in easily. The outer shell does make the curve a bit bulky but easy to grip with the rubbery texture on the back. The outer shell has holes where the ports and side buttons are.
It’s reasonably priced at $29.99 on Casemate’s website and is available in 10 different color combination.